Wednesday, April 30, 2008

CA-BDF-Apache - Wilderness fire - 100 Acres - 0%

San Jacinto wilderness. Apache peak. This was initially a control burn, significant column showing.
The fire is approximately 5 acres burning in light brush.
The Apache Fire is burning in the San Jacinto Wilderness but is visible from many areas. 1 crew is on scene monitoring the fire overnight and additional crews will be arriving in the morning. Aircraft will also resume work on the fire in the morning.
The fire is approximately 5 acres burning in light brush.
IA: 16:35 p.m. Origin Apache Fire - Two Pacific Crest trail hikers discovered a burning stump now about 5 acres
IC: BDF BC 54
Resources assigned today: 1 engine(Engine 57 ), 8 handcrews, 1hotshot crew, 1 air attack, 1 lead plane, 4 air tankers and 2 helitankers(H-406).
Weather: High winds grounded aircraft yesterday
Narrative: Firefighters are hiking 3.5 miles, starting at Keenwild Station, on the Pacific Crest Trail to reach the blaze in the Apache Peak area.
IC requested tanker drop to attempt to hold the fire overnight for crews, unknown if successful. 2 CDF handcrews ordered for tomorrow along with comitting H 406.

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